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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 24, 2009 4:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DP29 available again

Last year of astronomical scores...

02/26/77 (97)
05/08/77 (100)
05/09/77 (99+)
05/17/77 (99)
05/22/77 (99+)
05/25/77 (100)
06/09/77 (98)
10/27/77 (99+)
11/04/77 (98+)
12/29/77 (98-99)

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jun 24, 2009 4:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DP29 available again

Appreciate the list: no doubt I have them, now I just have to dig 'em up and give them a listen.

I am streaming the CM 5/25 Other One, and find that I agree with you guys - it's definitely a bit more out there than the rest of the month.

But PS "Scores"? Where do these scores come from?



This post was modified by fenario80 on 2009-06-24 23:38:36

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 24, 2009 4:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DP29 available again

I use a 100 point scale based on the system Robert Parker, Wine Spectator Magazine, Allan Meadows, Clive Coates, etc, use to grade fine and rare wines...


98-100 pts

An extraordinary show of profound and complex character displaying all the attributes expected of a classic show. These are "the best of the best". Profound musicianship and jamming, a thrilling setlist, and perfect or near perfect sound quality. Shows of this caliber are worth a special effort to find, download, own, and consume!

96-98 pts

An outstanding show of exceptional complexity and character. Absolutely must own shows. The playing/jamming is performed at an extremely high-level. The sound quality is excellent by the standards of the period, however minor sonic anomalies (hiss) or cuts may be present. In short, these are phenomenal shows!

94-96 pts

An excellent show. High-level playing/jamming, but perhaps with some lapses or inconsistencies. Shows may contain some sonic anomalies, however they are still easily enjoyable. These are shows that you absolutely must hear, and most aficionados will still wish to collect.

92-94 pts

Well above average shows, definitely worth the listen and likely a download as well. There may be some moments of brilliance, but perhaps marred by significant sonic issues or lapses/inconsistencies in playing.

90-92 pts

Barely above average to very good for the period displaying various degrees of finesse and flavor as well as character. The set-lists and playing may not be entirely inspiring, sonic annoyances may detract somewhat from the listening experience, but these shows still provide enjoyment!

89-90 pts

An average show with little distinction except that it is competently played. In essence, a straightforward, innocuous show. But enjoyable nonetheless.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jun 24, 2009 5:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DP29 available again

I was going to just respond "Wow," but I won't do that ... so, in other words, it's your own personal scale, and there's nothing later that scores as high, because there's nothing later that satisfies your personal criteria? Okay.

Thanks again for the list. I'd kinda like to see your lists for other years if you've got 'em handy- especially 1972, a year I really enjoy but don't know very well, and 1973, a year I love deeply but am still learning about ...

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 24, 2009 5:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DP29 available again

A wiseguy huh?

Its just the way it is, dude! Let's face the facts. Its all downhill after '77. There might be a couple of gems here or there, but nothing that really compares with all the amazing music from the 60's and 70's.

01/20/68 (100)
01/22/68 (99)
02/02/68 (100)
02/14/68 (100)
06/14/68 (99)
06/19/68 (98)
03/17/68 (99+)
08/24/68 (100)
10/12/68 (100)
12/29/68 (98+)

01/26/69 (100)
02/07/69 (99)
02/27/69 (100)
02/28/69 (100)
03/01/69 (100)
04/06/69 (100)
04/21/69 (100)
05/23/69 (99)
11/08/69 (100)
12/30/69 (100)

01/02/70 (100)
01/23/70 (99)
02/11/70 (100)
02/13/70 (100)
03/21/70 (98)
05/02/70 (100)
06/24/70 (99-100)
09/19/70 (100)
09/20/70 (99+)
11/08/70 (100)

02/18/71 (100)
04/28/71 (100)
04/29/71 (100)
07/02/71 (100)
08/06/71 (100)
10/31/71 (100)
11/07/71 (99-100)
11/14/71 (99)
11/15/71 (99)
12/05/71 (100)

03/25/72 (98-99)
04/08/72 (100)
04/14/72 (100)
04/24/72 (99)
04/26/72 (99)
05/11/72 (100)
05/26/72 (99+)
08/27/72 (100)
09/16/72 (98+)
09/27/72 (99-100)

03/24/73 (100)
06/22/73 (98+)
09/11/73 (100)
07/27/73 (99)
10/19/73 (100)
10/25/73 (99-100)
11/10/73 (99)
11/11/73 (100)
11/30/73 (98-99)
12/19/73 (99+)

02/24/74 (100)
05/19/74 (100)
06/16/74 (99)
06/18/74 (100)
06/23/74 (100)
06/26/74 (99)
06/28/74 (99)
07/19/74 (100)
09/18/74 (99+)
10/19/74 (99-100)

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jun 24, 2009 5:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DP29 available again

You should just be happy I'm not in full 'scathing bitch' mode - imagine how devastating that one-word "Wow" might have been ... just imagine!

I appreciate these lists: I printed them and will be using them as a guide to all of those years. 73-74 are already in heavy rotation, but I needed some help from on those earlier years.

Thanks, and as Stan Lee always says: Excelsior!